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This article was published on December 9th, 2022
Estate administration can be a complex and time-consuming process at what is already an emotional time. As specialist probate solicitors, we often get asked whether probate is necessary. This blog will outline everything you need to know about probate and the reasons why some Wills do not need to go through probate.
Probate is the process by which a Will is officially approved and an executor is appointed by the court to take care of the estate until it is distributed per the Will’s provisions. Most go through probate to ensure that every aspect is carried out according to the deceased wishes.
However, there are several exceptions to this, and it does not mean there is anything wrong with the Will.
Probate is required to implement the provisions of a Will, so in most situations, it is necessary. However, there are certain circumstances where this might not be required even if there is a property including:
When your Will goes through probate, it is submitted to the court for “official” approval. This can take around 8 weeks.
The court will then issue a ‘grant of probate’ to the person who is responsible for handling the assets of the decedent’s estate.
Our specialist solicitors can provide you with advice and support covering every stage of estate administration.
Putting your wishes and best interests first at all times is of utmost importance to our team. We recognise that this can be a difficult and emotional time so we will ensure that you and your family are supported.
If you live in the Macclesfield, Buxton, Holmes Chapel or Whaley Bridge areas and require more information and advice about any probate issues and services then please contact our specialist team by calling or filling out our simple enquiry form.